The left student Lina E. from Kassel and three co-defendants were sentenced to high penalties. The main accusation: membership in a criminal organization. Now it’s time for revision.
The student Lina E. and three other defendants have appealed against their conviction for left-wing extremist acts of violence. This was announced by the Higher Regional Court (OLG) Dresden on Wednesday. The Mitteldeutscher Rundfunk had previously reported about it. The accused had been sentenced to several years in prison a week ago.
A spokeswoman for the higher regional court said that the files would be handed over to the Federal Court of Justice, but that the judgment of the chamber had to be in writing first. She was unable to provide any information on the expected duration of the revision procedure.
Left-wing extremist Lina E. was sentenced to five years and three months in prison last week. The Dresden Higher Regional Court found the 28-year-old from Kassel guilty of several attacks on right-wing extremists who were members of a criminal organization. Three co-defendants received sentences of between two years and five months and three years and three months.
All four convicts are currently at large. The arrest warrant against Lina E. was suspended on the evening of the verdict, subject to conditions. Before that, she had been in custody for more than two and a half years. According to the Higher Regional Court, the penalties only have to be served after a final conviction.
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